This masterful playing with stage time and space is the hallmark of prolific English playwright Alan Ayckbourn, whose successful comedies (78 so far) include Absurd Person Singular, The Norman Conquests, Bedroom Farce, Communicating Doors, House & Garden and My Wonderful Day. Ayckbourn wrote Loves early in his career (1969), but it contains all his patented marital themes and dazzling maze-like structure.
8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Through January 18. Theatre Southwest, 8944 Clarkcrest. For information, call 713-661-9505 or visit theatresouthwest.org. $15 to $17.
Tue., Dec. 31; Fridays-Sundays. Starts: Dec. 31. Continues through Jan. 18, 2013